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Rafael M. Anchia Edit Profile

Lawyer , politician , member of the Texas House of Representatives

Rafael Anchia, state legislator. Former member board trustees Dallas Indiana Sch District; Member of National Association Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (national chairman 2006-2009, board directors).

Background

Anchia, Rafael M. was born on September 26, 1968 in Miami, Florida, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Latin American studies, Spanish, anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Juris Doctor, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Career

He had previously served on the board of the Dallas Independent School District. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Tulane University Law School. In college, Anchia triple-majored in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Anthropology.

Anchia is married to Marissa. They have two daughters, Sofia and Maia. Anchia was first elected in 2004.

Anchia is the vice-chair of the Urban Affairs Committee, and also serves on the International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Pensions, Investments, and Financial Institutions Committee and served on the Land and Resource Management Committee. Anchia is a supporter of new urbanism and finding a balance between fossil fuels and renewable energy.

Anchia is also an attorney with the law firm Haynes & Boone LLP.

Achievements

  • Anchia has received awards from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Texas Lawyer, the North Texas Crime Commission, and other organizations and publications. Texas Monthly has named Anchia "Rookie of the Year" and "One of the Ten Best Legislators." Anchia is affiliated with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, the Dallas Assembly, the SMU Clements Center on Southwest Studies, and the Oak Cliff Lions Club.

Membership

Former member board trustees Dallas Indiana Sch District. Member of National Association Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (national chairman 2006-2009, board directors).

Connections

Married Marissa Anchia. Children: Sofia, Maia.

spouse:
Marissa Anchia

child:
Sofia Anchia

child:
Maia Anchia